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The Detroit Pistons are an American professional basketball team based in Detroit. The Pistons compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league’s Eastern Conference Central Division and play their home games at Little Caesars Arena, located in Midtown. Founded in Fort Wayne, Indiana as a semi-professional company basketball team called the Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons in 1937, they would turn pro in 1941 as a member of the National Basketball League (NBL), where they won two NBL championships. The Detroit Pistons later joined the Basketball Association of America (BAA) in 1948. In 1949 they became part of NBA after the merging of NBL and BAA. In 1957, the franchise moved to Detroit and startd decades of struggles with questionable trades, and frequent coaching changes. The franchise’s fortunes finally began to turn in 1981, when they drafted point guard Isiah Thomas from Indiana University. In 1987, the team reached the Eastern Conference Finals, losing to Boston Celtics. Motivated by their loss to the Celtics, the Pistons improved to a then-franchise-record 54 victories and the franchise’s first division title in 32 years. The Pistons’ first trip to the Finals in 32 years ended with the loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. But just one year later, in 1989, the Pistons won their first NBA championship and successfully defended their title in 1990. The Detroit Pistons went through a few difficult seasons after that but they regained the championship in 2004. Since then, although there have been a few achievements, they still have not found the right lineup.